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2017 Participatory Budgeting (PB) Update!


Thank you to everyone who has submitted an idea and/or attended the community workshop!

We received 320 fabulous ideas from across the Ward, including from McMaster Students.

  • 35% relate to public safety
  • 24% relate to Parks and Recreation
  • 13% relate to other projects
  • 11% relate to large capital projects

The PB Advisory Committee reviewed the 320 submissions. They identified duplicate ideas and ones that did not meet criteria, reducing the list to 215. They also grouped similar ideas by neighbourhood. At the Community Workshop, residents came together and helped combine several similar ideas into 1 stronger one.

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Additional By-law Enforcement Coming to McMaster Neighbourhoods February 6!

The City of Hamilton would like to advise all property owners and tenants of the increase in by-law enforcement in the communities surrounding McMaster University. Effective Monday February 6, 2017, for one year, by-law enforcement staff will be reactively and proactively investigating Yard Maintenance related by-laws (i.e. Long Grass and Weeds, Garbage and Debris), Solid Waste Management (ie storage of waste collection containers, improper waste at the curb) and Snow and Ice (sidewalks and walkways clear for safe pedestrian passage).  A reminder, if a yard maintenance or property standard violation is found, it is the property owner's responsibility to ensure it is corrected and pay for any potential fines.

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Light Rail Transit (LRT) Plan

We want to hear from you!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Public Information Centre #2 at McMaster Innovation Park on January 18 to learn about a number of new developments and improvements to the project and to provide your input on the current plans. 

If you were not able to attend you can still view the materials and provide comments here.  Comments will be accepted until February 3, 2017.

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On LRT, don’t let perfect be the enemy of good by Aidan Johnson

"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." I love this expression. I first heard it from Ann Cook Petz, my fabulous Grade 9 English teacher at Westdale Secondary. But she would not take credit for it. Like so many other good things, the phrase comes from Italy.

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